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Early Bird Sweepstakes
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EARLY BIRD SWEEPSTAKES

Renew your seats by Wednesday, December 17, 2008 and you'll be automatically entered into our Early Bird Sweepstakes, and you could win one of the fabulous prizes below! And, as always, you'll have the opportunity to purchase additional Opening Day tickets! See the Official Rules »


This year, the Early Bird Sweepstakes prizes are even more exciting and include terrific baseball trips along with rare opportunities to meet Giants players!
  • Trip for two to All-Star Game in St. Louis with tickets to All-Star Game and hotel accommodations
  • Trip for two to Scottsdale Arizona for Spring Training including game tickets, accommodations, and party with the players
  • Trip for two to Giants Road Game in San Diego with game tickets, and two night’s hotel accommodations
  • Exclusive Meet & Greet with Giants players
  • Throw out the first pitch at a Giants Game
  • Willie Mays autographed baseball
  • Unfurl the flag on the field during Opening Day ceremonies
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Acme Chophouse
  • $50 Giants Gift Cards (10 winners!)
  • Invitations to pre-game Wine Tasting Events at the ballpark
  • "Behind the scenes" tour of the Giants scoreboard control room
  • Watch pre-game batting practice - FROM THE FIELD
  • Be a Ball Dude for a game
  • Tour the Broadcast Booth and meet Kruk & Kuip
  • Player autographed jerseys, bats and balls - many winners!

Take if from over 1,000 past Sweepstakes prize winners - it pays to renew early!


Hear what past winners are saying!
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Steve Rogers - Molina Signed Ball
Lathrop Construction Associates, Inc. - Durham Signed Ball
Paul Thiltgen - Zito Signed Ball
Barbara Kraft - Rowand Signed Jersey
George Sax - Randy Winn Signed Bat
Robert Hetler - Rowand Signed Ball
Chuck Chavez - Zito Signed Jersey
Serendipity Books - Ortmeier Signed Ball
John Jordan - Signed Molina jersey
Dan Reilly - Signed Rowand bat
Roger Richardson - Attended Legends Suite on 7/3
Uss-Posco Industries - Signed Dave Roberts ball
Chris Kanios - Signed Matt Cain ball
Ron Wheelehan - Attended Legends Suite on 7/3
Josephine Smith - Attended Legends Suite on 7/3
Rita Gardiner - Signed Rowand ball
Wayne Chan - Signed Zito ball
Harold Buzan - Signed Vizquel ball
Jeff Gilbert - Signed Durham ball
Brian Vina - Signed Noah Lowry ball
Kevin Maser - Signed Barry Zito ball
Keith Reyen - Signed Molina ball
Gwen Chan - Signed Durham ball
Paul Seeman - Signed Dave Roberts ball
Richard Tower, Jr. - Signed Ortmeier ball
Robert Simons - Signed Dave Roberts ball
Judith Moore - Signed Randy Winn ball
Jacqueline Dunn, Rogaski, Preovolos & Weber - Signed Aurilia ball
Robert Bonsall - JT Snow pre-game meeting on 9/5
Michael Castro - Omar Vizquel Autographed Jersey
Ross Brewer - Willie Mays Autographed Baseball
Bryan Nelson - Matt Cain Autographed Baseball
Ken Morrow - Barry Zito Autographed Baseball
Harold Bonnikson - Matt Cain autographed ball
Ann Roemer - Aaron Rowand autographed ball
William Schlangen - Bengie Molina autographed ball
Becky Lewis - Dan Ortmeier autographed ball
Edward Straube - Dave Roberts autographed ball
Jeffrey Kawaguchi - Tim Lincecum autographed jersey
Robert Kennedy - Barry Zito Autographed Jersey
William Espinoza - Randy Winn autographed ball
Brian Roberts - Pre-game field visit & in-game scoreboard message
Lisa Meisser, Jr. - Pre-Fan Fest Meet & Greet

This is a San Francisco Giants promotion. Neither MLB Advanced Media, L.P. nor any other MLB entity (except for the San Francisco Giants) is a sponsor of, or affiliated with, this promotion.

SEASON TICKETHOLDER EARLY BIRD SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

ELIGIBILITY: Season Ticketholder Early Bird Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of California, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon, who are eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry (except in the case of legal residents of certain states or Washington DC where the age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such age of majority). Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and any person residing in their same households, whether or not related) of San Francisco Giants (the "Sponsor"), the other MLB Entities and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win a prize. The "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM" or "MLB.com"), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. (doing business in its own name and as Major League Baseball Productions and Major League Baseball International), the Major League Baseball Clubs, Tickets.com, Inc., SportsOnEarth, LLC and each of their subsidiaries or affiliated entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Major League Baseball Clubs or the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, and the directors, officers, employees and agents of the above entities. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations. Void outside California, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 10:00 a.m. PT on Monday, November 24, 2008 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 ("Entry Period"). There are two ways to enter: online, by telephone or by mail. No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person/e-mail address/household, regardless of method of entry.

Limit one (1) entry per person/e-mail address/household, regardless of method of entry.

1. ONLINE METHOD During the Entry Period, renew your 2009 Season Tickets by going to the URL at: https://canofcorn.sfgiants.com/pay/index.asp. You can also renew your Season Tickets by calling (415) 972-2133. By successfully renewing your Season Tickets, you will be entered into the Sweepstakes. All information submitted online by entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with, MLB.com's Privacy Policy accessible at: www.mlb.com/privacy.

2. TELEPHONE METHOD Telephone Method: During the Entry Period you can call (415) 972-2133 to renew your Season Tickets. By successfully renewing your Season Tickets, you will be entered in the Sweepstakes

3. MAIL-IN METHOD If you do not wish to enter online or by telephone, you may enter the Sweepstakes by hand-printing your name, address, city, state and zip code, day & evening telephone number (including area code), date of birth and e-mail address (optional) on a 3"x5" postcard and mail in an envelope with proper postage affixed to San Francisco Giants, Season Ticketholder Early Bird Sweepstakes, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107. Sponsor will use e-mail addresses provided via the Mail-in entry method for prize notification purposes only; however, eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant's provision of this information. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, December 17, 2008 and received by Sponsor by Wednesday, December 24, to be eligible. Mail-in entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winner(s) of the Sweepstakes (each, a "Winner" and collectively, the "Winners") will be selected by random drawing on or about Wednesday, February 4 2009, from among all eligible entries received by the Sponsor or MLBAM, as applicable. The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Limit one (1) Prize per person, family or household.

PRIZES: One thousand (1,000) winners will be selected and will win one of the following fifteen prizes at sole discretion of the sponsor. The prizes and their Estimated Retail Value (ERV) are as follows:
  • Trip for two to All-Star Game in St. Louis with tickets to All-Star Game and hotel accommodations ($2,000 ERV)
  • Trip for two to Scottsdale Arizona for Spring Training including game tickets, accommodations, and party with the players ($ 1,500 value)
  • Trip for two to Giants Road Game in San Diego with game tickets, and two night's hotel accommodations ($1,000 value)
  • Exclusive Meet & Greet with Giants players ($100 value)
  • Throw out the first pitch at a Giants Game ($250 value)
  • Willie Mays autographed baseball ($430 value)
  • Unfurl the flag on the field during Opening Day ceremonies ($100 value)
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Acme Chophouse ($100 value)
  • $50 Giants Gift Cards (10 winners) ($50 x 10 = $500 value)
  • Invitations to pre-game Wine Tasting Events at the ballpark! ($25 value)
  • "Behind the scenes" tour of the Giants scoreboard control room ($200 value)
  • Watch pre-game batting practice - FROM THE FIELD($500 value)
  • Be a Ball Dude for a game ($3,000 value)
  • Tour the Broadcast Booth and meet Kruk & Kuip ($200 value)
  • Player autographed jerseys, bats and balls - many winners (values range from $30 per item to $300 per item)
TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM STADIUM NOT INCLUDED.

The Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to lodging, transportation costs, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner's companions must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and/or the applicable Major League Baseball Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as prizes will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played due to weather, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Winner agrees to comply with all applicable stadium regulations in connection with the Prize. Sponsor and the applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to winner and/or guest who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game, event or exhibition. Released Parties (defined below) will not be responsible for Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition.

The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion.

NOTIFICATION: Each potential Winner will be notified by e-mail, telephone and/or mail (in the sole discretion of Sponsor and/or MLBAM, as applicable) (the "Prize Notification"). In the event that any potential Winner does not respond to any such Prize Notification within three (3) days of date of issuance, a disqualification will result and prize will be forfeited, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries. Each potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, where legal, Publicity, within five (5) days of date of issuance. Failure to submit any identification required by Sponsor or to return the required documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules or the return of any prize or Prize Notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion, may cause an alternate potential Winner to be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to (i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (ii) waive any and all claims against the Sponsor, the other MLB Entities and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, "Released Parties") for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt or use of any Prize or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize. Each Winner, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Sponsor, MLBAM and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winner's name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information in any media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, lost, damaged, garbled, delayed, incomplete, postage-due or garbled entries, email or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or problems of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor's representatives or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor, MLBAM or their respective agents. Sponsor shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes, and to resolve all disputes in their sole discretion. Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any prize, and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty. All disputes will be resolved under applicable U.S. laws in the County of New York, state of New York. Sponsors' failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Sponsor and MLBAM reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof). In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify winners and award the prizes by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND MLBAM WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT AND RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified. All online entries must include a valid e-mail address for the entrant. In case of multiple entries received from any person or email address or household, only the first entry received from such person or email address or household will be considered. In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the applicable Internet service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

WINNERS' LIST: For a list of Winners (available after January 1, 2009) mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to San Francisco Giants, Season Ticketholder Early Bird Sweepstakes, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107. Winners list requests must be received by May 1, 2009.

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is San Francisco Giants, Season Ticketholder Early Bird Sweepstakes, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107

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